Spotted: Fossil SS13

You all probably appreciate my penchant for brights by now and so it’s not a surprise that I wandered into Fossil recently attracted by the multitude of bright coloured accessories they stock. In the past Fossil brought to mind chunky brown leather bags which were great quality but lacking directional style. Recently they have really upped their game keeping shapes more streamlined, styles less clunky and the colour and prints spot on bright.


All items available instore and online from Fossil.co.uk
What started with an obsession with the friendship bracelets (my sister bought me the top one shown here for my birthday,) lead to a lust for this arrow print blue and green wallet and the realisation that the brown leather saddle bag (all shown above) has the potential to be a real classic wardrobe staple. If you haven’t already you really should check out the jewellery, with scores of sparkly and enamelled quirky charms perfect for adding to a chain or bracelet, and how cute is that big spot bag?!

Do you love Fossil?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

PS! It’s a two post day readers!

Spotted: & Other Stories

Last week when I was in London I wandered down Regent Street and passed & Other Stories, the new-to-the-UK store by H&M and COS. Any of you interested in fashion will have already heard the hype but now I have experienced the store and collection for myself I feel ready to share it here.

Hands up, although I love the aesthetic of COS, it’s usually the accessories I’m more drawn to and that was exactly the same in & Other Stories. Although it’s supposed to be a midway point price wise between H&M and COS, I found that applied to the fashion, but not the accessories. That said, the quality was fantastic and I felt the bags were worth to £65 for a large clutch or £100 for a leather bag. Shoes were similar with leather flats from £45 ranging up to around £100 for more detailed heels or wedges.

Accessories were similarly covetable with chunky stylish jewellery to give everyday outfits a fierce touch and price points were lower here.

However, by far my favourite aspect of the store was the beauty department. Stocking some Scandinavian brands alongside their own body range and extensive make up selection (which had a brilliantly wide colour range for darker skins,) the best bit was the way you could try everything. Stools sat in front of mirrors with clean brushes and make up remover for you to try every shade and product available from foundation through to eyeshadows and lipstick. Even better, next to the bath and body products were two huge sinks, running water and paper towesl so you could try them too – Such a brilliant idea that makes you so much more likely to make a purchase if you’re confident in your selection. Eye shadows were £7, lip colours £12 and face bases £15.

Overall, I’d say it’s more of a buy in person store for me, but if you like any of the (leather) shoes and bags and decide to order online, I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with the quality and finish.

So readers, have you been? Do you want to?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Spotted: GAP SS12

This week, the cold, the snow, the general freezing-ness of it all has completely blindsided me. Yes, I know it’s usually like this in February but for the best part of a month now, I have been immersed in spring/summer fashion, drooling over styles for warmer weather, longing for longer days and generally needing some sunshine.

Along with the weather, I’ve just hit that point in the year when I suddenly think, ‘That’s it, I’ve had enough of winter, I NEED SOME SUN!’ And there’s one place that you can always rely upon for some metaphorical sunshine when it comes to fashion, Gap. Thankfully, alongside the cheery shades there are reliable basics for layering when things get inclement too. 😉

I think you all know I’m a massive fan of colour and a huge follower of fashion, but what I love about Gap is that it’s so darn wearable. I may love fashion, but I equally have a life to live. Things to do, you know? So most of the time I’m found dressed down in jeans or trousers with a great sweater or shirt. Right now, I’m also desperately trying to stay warm. So when I need something to cheer my wardrobe up, that’s season appropriate but nods to the coming trends, Gap is my first stop off.

Remember the GAP Parka I wore? Well, I’m loving the lighter, shorter funnel neck version Gap have for spring and it looks great paired with punchy brights like the orange tee pictured.

One of the easiest ways to feel like you’re brightening up your wardrobe is to buy a key stand out piece and then work it in to your normal outfits. The easiest for cost-per-wear is a pair of bright trousers to make a monochrome outfit wearing a top of the same hue, colour block with clashing shades, or tone down with neutrals like the khaki parka jacket above, or navy and grey for a darker nod to the miserable weather.

And the fun doesn’t stop there. Gap have produced some great flats this year – I’m particularly fancying the pointy numbers in nude and hot pink for when warmer weather returns, or for comfy run arounds, how about the oxfords?

Finally, If you’re feeling a little bit unsure, not quite ready to commit to a statement like these got-my-name-all-over-them bags, just salute the trends with this super stylish and understated sporty neon edged scarf.

So, tell me, are you a Gap fan? Will you be giving them a look after seeing the spring shades here?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

The Fash Flash – Party Accessories

Erm, Hello!

That’s what you’ll all be thinking when you clap your eyes on the fanciest heels and standout bags in today’s Fash Flash. I was loving putting them together!

Lets get straight on down to it. You’ll see I’ve grouped my top picks by trend today, to make it easier for you to take the ideas away, even if the exact item you want isn’t here. Enjoy!

There seem to be about a million pairs of shoes I could buy just now, but there are some really strong trends that I’ve grouped together here, including a small offering of flats for those of you who just can’t bear the pain of a heel for an all-nighter or are endowed with glamazonian height. 😉

The Shoe Boots: Sheer zebra stripe boot, Topshop, Frill boot – Zara and Simba V-throat shoe boots – Topshop.
The Metallics: Multi-colour glitter heels – Carvela, Garbo Deco Piped Sandal (Emerald green) – Reiss and Showcase Double Platform Peeptoes (Bronze metallic) – Topshop.
The Statement Heel: Saturn Gold heel peeptoes – Reiss, Taupe suede heels with studs, Sam Edleman at My-Wardrobe.com and Strut Metal heel platform shoes (blue velvet) – Topshop.
Party Flats: Glitter pump – Marks & Spencer. Pale pink sparkle ballet flat and silver snake skin flat with ankle strap, both Zara.

Christmas Party Bags

I am a self confessed perfectionist when it comes to bags – they are my ‘thing’. Therefore I either buy cheap throw away high street fashion or splurge on super expensive keep-forever pieces. That said, I’d take a couple of these high street offerings over a more expensive one, particularly the puma clutch. Make yours a hard case box bag, massive envelope for statement style, or a shimmering accent to a block colour dress.

Box Bags: Reiss octagonal ‘Comet’ clutch bag, Velvet Frame clutch bag – Topshop and Snake hardcase Puma clutch bag – Accessorize.
Glitter Bags:Jane at the Disco cross body bag, Marc by Marc Jacobs at My-Wardrobe.com. Gold Sequinned wallet and Aztec Sequin wallet – Zara.
Oversized Envelopes: Contrast piping clutch – Accessorize,
Humbug clutch (green zip front) Kurt Geiger and Pink Suede envelope clutch – Accessorize.

Did I not tell you you would love them?

Share your pleasure at the pretty ladies 😉

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Style Steal… Miu Miu Sequin Clutch

I seem to be seeing a lot of Miu Miu style steals about recently – It’s not intentional, although they are clearly doing something right if I’m coveting their entire collection one piece at a time! Or perhaps it’s the highstreet that’s getting it right:  I’ve found copy after copy of this particular trend.


*Miu Miu Sequinned Clutch and M&S Sequinned Clutch

This Miu Miu sequin clutch is covered in reversible sequins so whichever way you rub it up, the pattern looks different. Regardless of whether you love a designer bag, are a Miu Miu fan or just need a fabulous party accessory for this winter, I reckon this one by M&S is a pretty good alternative and won’t break the bank.

You like?

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

PS Feeling short changed? Don’t! When you see a post this short on Florence Finds it’s either because the second one is a corker and coming sooner, or because it’s a three post day! Luckily for you, today, it’s the latter!

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